Would you ever consider upgrading the el-cheapo stock on the tikka for an aluminum chassis?I have a Tikka in .243 and have used a friends Tikka in .308 for many successful hunts. I don’t love the plastic magazine & the stocks are el-cheapo, but man do they ever shoot. The Kimber is a nice rifle too & I’m a big fan of the action & 3-position safety.
I love my weatherby .Looking to purchase a gun for my fathers 70th birthday in December. I'm looking to say under $1,000 (just for the rifle). I have looked at Tikka, Winchester, Kimber, Savage, Montana Rifle Company, Weatherby...all online thus far and they all ranged between $700-1000. Obviously will be going to gun shops to handle them all but looking for some firsthand advice from the group. What you like or do not like about any gun in that range, even ones I haven't mentioned. I'm looking for a "lighter" gun probably in a 6.5 Creedmoor (something he has talked about getting for a few years) to use mainly on whitetail deer and the occasional out west big game animals as well.
Thanks in advance
I too am glad to be rid of my Tikka T3 Hunter. Replaced it with a Sauer 100 Classic and it is wonderful. It shoots every ammo I put in it way better than MOA.I couldn't wait to get rid of my tikka t3 lite..stainless steel...haha
+1 on the Vanguard/Howa. The one thing they do well is. Make people that spent $3000 on a rifle wonder why they did after they shoot yours.Weatherby Vanguard or Howa...look no further!